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Hearts of Oak

 

12th December 1917

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THESE PAGES ARE UNDER CONSTRUCTION

The events are being researched from original documents.

It will be November 2008 before they will be written and completed.

 

Royal Navy Ships

HMS PARTRIDGE & HMS PELLEW

HMS ROSALIND

Armed Trawlers

COMMANDER FULLERTON, LIVINGSTONE, TOKIO & LORD ALVERSTONE

and Merchant Ships

PETER WILLEMOES (Danish 1,825 tons) & NIKE (Swedish 1,834 tons)

CORDOVA (British 2,284 tons), BOLLSTA  (Norwegian 1,701 tons),

KONG MAGNUS (Norwegian 1,101 tons), MARACAIBO (Danish (525 tons),

BOTHNIA (Swedish  1,723 tons) and TORLEIF (Swedish 867 tons)

and

HMS WOLVERINE & HMS ROSEMARY

 

The Events

North Sea      Irish Coast

 

The Ships

Royal Navy       Trawlers       Merchant Ships     German Navy

 

The Men

Casualty List HM Trawlers

Including Trawlers AMADAVAT and BELUGA

Casualty List RN

Including HMS PELLEW, HMS WOLVERINE

Casualties HMS PARTRIDGE

Casualty List Merchant & Fishing

CORDOVA, Trawlers RANTER and JOHN M SMART

Prisoner of War List for SS CORDOVA

 

Stoker 1st Class GEORGE COOK; 309277, H.M.S. Partridge : Messina Medal.

A photograph of him and his fellow crew members.

On the same day  SS HALIFAX  was lost.

Casualty List

 

Two other ships were lost to enemy action

SS LEONATUS (ex SCARSDALE) built 1903; 2099 tons;

was on voyage from Swansea to Lerwick, with a cargo of coal,

but was torpedoed by UC40 near Kirkabister Lighthouse.

 

SS CHARLESTON built 1908; 1866 tons;

was on voyage Cardiff to Berehaven, with a cargo of coal,

but she was captured by UB 65 and was

sunk with bombs in St George’s Channel, St Smalls;

two gunners were taken prisoner.

UB 65 in 1918 sunk herself with one of her own torpedoes.

 

SS NYANZA (Greenock)  [P&O] built 1907; 6,695, tons

was attacked by submarines between the 9th and 12th December 1917 in the English Channel,

resulting in the death of  NATHTHU KARIMUDDIN, Fireman, Indian Merchant Service

BOMBAY 1914-1918 MEMORIAL, India

 

Raymond Forward